Music: Songs To Wear Pants To
Contrary to popular belief, you do not require pants to listen.Songs To Wear Pants To
is a website. It has some songs, and you can listen to them in your computer. All you have to do is right-click and 'save as', or so its two Theme songs
Basically, on April 9th, 2004, a guy named Andrew living in Toronto created a website where people could request songs about any subject. Initially, the rule was that all songs would be under 1 minute and 11 seconds, but that rule has since been done away with.
Since STWPT's opening, hundreds of songs have been requested about pretty much any
subject, from Sea Anemones
and instructions on how to put on pants
to evil pickles killing everybody
and robot pirates
These Songs To Wear Pants To songs are just about any genre you can think of, from hard rock, to techno, to a game soundtrack/children's music/psychedelic rick mixture.There have been four CD's released from the songs created throughout the years, titled (in chronological order) Green Pants, Blue Pants, Pink Pants, and Sweat Pants (the newest songs are on the yet unreleased Skinny Jeans album), each CD being $10.
Roughly a little less than half of the songs on Songs To Wear Pants To are free to download, with just right clicking and saving as (as the first sentence states). Other songs are 99 cents to download.
Song requests are done by email; free requests are usually done only if Andrew sufficiently likes the concept and if he has free time, while paid requests (costing anywhere from $50-$200 a minute)will always be done on time for obvious reasons (many paid requests are not posted on the website, being that a lot of them are personal and all)
This website provides examples of:
- Age Progression Song: It Was The World.
- Ambiguously Gay: In What I Would Do If I Were Suddenly Teleported To Your House Right Now the kid in South Dakota calls Andrew dreamy, gets quite excited at the idea of giving Patrick Stewart a 90 minute calf massage, and sews the doilies in his house himself.
- Big "NO!": At the end of What I Would Do If I Were Suddenly Teleported To Your House Right Now, when Andrew learns that he has teleported to South Dakota.
- Breakup Song: Never being a fan favorite- one fan even paid for it to be extended. On the less serious side, this also counts as one.
- Boastful Rap: One of the bonus CD songs, Vanessa is partly this when the narrator claims to be the "sickest MC you're ever gonna hear", but is also a bit of Nightmare Fuel when the narrator reveals that he has killed Vanessa and is eating her liver off of her naked body.
- Bread, Eggs, Milk, Squick: It's Halloween! lists a few costumes. In the middle of this very long list is a human centipede.
- Call Back: From It's Halloween!", a callback to his Crunk Juice music video.
I'm two doors ahead of you (better catch up)
to my crunk juice gorilla mask (get messed up)
- Captain Obvious: His superpower is that he states the obvious!
- Careful With That Axe / Metal Scream: Lyrics To A Song.
- Censored for Comedy: Done in Little Eeeeee Foo Foo, even though it's not actually bleeping any swears.
- Cheek Copy: We Photocopy Our Body Parts is about this.
- Christmas Songs: With all the songs, there had to be one eventually. However, it's not a Christmas song in the traditional sense...
- Comically Missing the Point: The beginning of this song:
Random Guy: Um, I believe that she’s actually saying that she wants you to have her babies
Random Guy: Nonono, like have ...her babies.
- Common Time: Parodied/criticized in It's Too Loud.
- Quite a few songs are in unique time signatures, including the previously-mentioned Never, which is played in 5/4.
- Cover Version: Andrew has covered several songs, including Still Alive, Pants on the Ground, and Fat Lip.
- Dance Sensation: Parodied in Old Fashioned Line Dance (Or Square), and played (somewhat) straight with Polka Loca.
- Drugs Are Bad: This song.
- Drunken Song: Andrew Vs. The Wilderness.
- Everything Is an Instrument: Some strange instruments have been used, such as spoons, the sound of flushing toilets, and fruit hitting the ground.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Dinosaurs are Sweet and Dinosaurs With A Outragous BMP.
- Everything's Deader with Zombies: Shoot The Zombies
- Everything Sounds Sexier in French: Crepes Et Baguettes is all in French and is really composed of Word Salad Lyrics, but that doesn't stop it from sounding like it's about something cool and/or sexy.
- Exact Words: The fan-favorite I Empty My Baby.
- When someone complimented Andrew's rapping ability, then requested that he cover one of his favorite rap songs, they probably wanted a straightforward cover that would include actual rapping... But they didn't come right out and say that, so what they got was "Intergalactic" by The Beastie Boys as turned into a slow piano ballad.
- Fiery Redhead: The subject of The Zesty Redhead, obviously.
- Gratuitous German: Vorsprung Durch Technik; the only 3 lines of the song being random German phrases.
- Heavy Meta: It's Too Loud is in a hard rock style, criticizing hard rock.
- "I Am" Song: There's a lot of these.
- I Have a Family: It Was The World
- In a World: Yakety Sax The Movie The Trailer
- Incredibly Lame Pun: Coffin
- Innocent Innuendo: The Struggle To Become a Baseball Player starts out sounding rather...suggestive, but then reveals that it was really all just part of the struggle to become a baseball player.
- In the Style of...: Parodied in I Am Trent Reznor and I Am Bjork.
- Interspecies Romance: Cephalopod Love Song
- Literal-Minded: Andrew is this when he's given enough room to get away with it, and sometimes he focuses on a hole in a concept, meaning the song itself is something completely unexpected - at least to the requester - such as "This Girl."
- Long Song, Short Scene: A lot of very good songs just kinda get lost in the whole jumble of hundreds that there are.
- Looped Lyrics: Used in Celtic Techno Burrito where the only words are "intimidated by the size of my burrito".
- Lyrical Dissonance: Department Store vs. Predator
- Mood Whiplash: Listening through the archives can cause this. You can go from hearing a rap about cheese and crackers to a serious song about unrequited love right afterwards.
- Motor Mouth: YMCA
- Mouthful of Pi: I Am The First Fifty Digits Of Pi
- Mr Seahorse: Mr. Andrew himself in autobiographical "I Am Having Your Babies".
- Mundane Made Awesome: The History Of STWPT.com
"It was only a matter of minutes before this website became the top hit at Google. Yes, the top hit!
No matter what you searched for, STWPT.com at number one! Unbelievable, literally, unbelievable!"
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: This is the concept of the website. The songs cover a lot of genres.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: We Are The Robot Pirates. "Robots are good and pirates are good/We do all the things that a robot should"
- Political Correctness Gone Mad: Parodied with "Politically Correct Holiday Song".
- Reading the Stage Directions Out Loud: Requests are often taken too literally for humorous purposes. For example, The Head of a Radio. It's also fairly common for Andrew to pronounce spelling errors made in the requests.
- Rhyming with Itself: In Crunk Juice, Andrew rhymes "messed up" with "messed up", twice in a row.
- Serious Business: "I wanna clear this up: It's called Te-Neen-Oh, or Te-Nin-Oh. If you pronounce it any other way...I will cut you...". Part of the joke is that the submitter made serious business of the fact that the town name is pronounced "Ten-Nine-Oh", and cited "te-neen-oh" and "te-nin-oh" as examples of how not to pronounce it.
- Shaped Like Itself: Being about making cupcakes while playing the bongos, a song called "Bongos Look Look Cupcakes" is about playing the bongos while making cupcakes.
- Silly Love Songs: A lot of the paid songs are these.
- Single Stanza Song: There's a lot of these, such as A Bug Fell In Love With a Cat.
- Snark Knight: Andrew will come off as a bit of a Literal Genie when doing requests. If you ask for a song about how everything is "totally photoshoped" then you get a song that's about everything being totally photoshowp'd.
- Stop and Go: One of the many things made fun of in It's Too Loud.
- Stupid Statement Dance Mix: Do you like the smell of adventure?
- "Bubble Bath" takes a clip from a Will.i.am interview and turns it into the hook for a rap song about bathing.
- Theme Tune Roll Call: Steampunks and Super Bettas.
- This Is Your Song: Many fans have feeling that the outcome for the requester of This Girl was great and that it kicked off a beautiful relationship.
- Throw It In: Evident in When a cow snapping over friend chiken XD and probably the case in I Am Something. This happens a lot, apparently, since if you go to the lyrics page for the songs, a great deal of them will just have [adlib] as the words.
- Translated Cover Version: Blue
- Uncommon Time: radio-friendly pop song "Alone" comes in 5/4 time. The uncommon time signature was the challenge.
- Villain Song: Theme for Evil Plan The Webcomic, here.
- Word Salad Lyrics: Many, but especially "I Empty My Baby": The request mentioned that Andrew could rearrange the order of the lyrics if he wanted, so he took that idea much further than the submitter probably had in mind.
- X Meets Y: Parodied in 50 Cent Meets Creed.